Glasgow International has announced it will return in 2021, after its 2020 programme was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
One of the UK’s largest and ‘most influential’ visual art festivals, the even will take place across the city from June 11-27 2021.
The 2021 festival will showcase the city as a centre for the production and display of innovative contemporary art, and will comprise a Director’s Programme of larger-scale commissions and exhibitions in collaboration with partners and venues.
The festival will also showcase Across the City, a wider programme of exhibitions and projects, selected from proposals by artists, curators and producers who live and work in Glasgow.
Glasgow International said they wanted to thank the Scottish Government for its recent emergency relief support which will enable the festival to take place in 2021.
The money granted through the emergency relief support provides needed income for the many freelance practitioners who make the festival happen.
Richard Parry, Director of Glasgow International said: “Going without the festival this year has shown just how vital it is in our lives.
“The festival is a connector; it brings audiences to artworks, it connects different parts of the city, it connects artists with other artists and arts professionals.
“It connects Glasgow with the rest of the world and above all it connects us with what really matters – human expression.
“We’re thrilled to have the festival as a live event back on our horizons and to be once again opening up Glasgow’s energy as a place of imagination and making with those looking to share in its magic.”
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “Glasgow International is a critical platform on which to present our incredibly talented artists who live and study in Scotland, and is a vital pipeline for interaction and for showcasing work across the world.
“Like so many people, I was saddened when it had to be cancel this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but took heart in the swift action Glasgow International took to deliver a fantastic digital version of their 2020 edition.
“In these uncertain times, it is welcome news that plans are underway to develop a safe version of the festival next year to resume showcasing the city as a centre for the production and display of innovative contemporary art. These plans will be developed with up to £150,000 of funding support from the Scottish Government.”
Further details about the programme of exhibitions will be released in early 2021.
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